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Report: Racial Disparities in Pennsylvania’s New Funding Formula

In June 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1552 and created a new formula for the distribution of Basic Education Funding (BEF) in Pennsylvania. The formula was designed to provide an equitable method for distributing state education funds. However, this...

The Need for Increased and Equalized Funding in PA (part 1)

The Need for Increased and Equalized Funding in PA (part 1) When I arrived in Pennsylvania around five years ago, I was shocked to learn of the huge inequities in the state school finance system and, in fact, there there really was not a state school finance system at...

School-Level Student and Teacher Surveys

CEEPA is now offering a discount on the fee for administering student and teacher surveys related to four domain areas: (1) Welcoming and Safe Climate;                                                                                                       (2) Culture of...

The Importance of School Facilities in Improving Student Outcomes

Introduction  A growing body of research has found that school facilities can have a profound impact on both teacher and student outcomes. With respect to teachers, school facilities affect teacher recruitment, retention, commitment, and effort. With respect to...